The late Scottish actor, who played Ford’s father in 1989’s “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," morto il ott. 31 all'età 90.
“He was my father…not in life…but in ‘Indy 3,’” Ford, 78, said in a statement to Varietà di lunedi.
“You don’t know pleasure until someone pays you to take Sean Connery for a ride in the side car of a Russian motorcycle bouncing along a bumpy, twisty mountain trail and getting to watch him squirm,” Ford shared. “God, Ci siamo divertiti – if he’s in heaven, I hope they have golf courses. Rest in peace, dear friend.”
“Sir Sean Connery, through his talent and drive, left an indelible mark in cinematic history,” the 76-year-old wrote. “His audiences spanned generations, each with favorite roles he played. He will always hold a special place in my heart as Indy’s dad.”
“With an air of intelligent authority and sly sense of comedic mischief, only someone like Sean Connery could render Indiana Jones immediately into boyish regret or relief through a stern fatherly chiding or rejoiceful hug,” revealed the filmmaker. “I’m thankful for having had the good fortune to have known and worked with him. My thoughts are with his family.”
Connery’s wife and two sons announced that the star “died peacefully in his sleep surrounded by family” in the Bahamas, dove viveva. Son Jason Connery said his father had been “unwell for some time.”
Connery rose to international superstardom as the suave secret agent James Bond. He was in his early 30s — and little known — when he starred in the first Bond thriller, 1962'S "Dr. No.” Condemned as immoral by the Vatican and the Kremlin but screened at the White House for Bond fan President John F. Kennedy, "Dr. No ”è stato un successo al botteghino e ha lanciato un franchise che è sopravvissuto a lungo alle sue origini della Guerra Fredda.
Connery ha continuato come Bond in “From Russia With Love," "Dito d'oro,"" Thunderball,"Si vive solo due volte" e "I diamanti sono per sempre",”Spesso eseguendo le sue acrobazie. He later left the iconic role behind and carved out a successful Oscar-winning career in other rugged roles.
Connery è sopravvissuto a sua moglie, fratello Neil e figli Jason e Stefan. Il suo pubblicista, Nancy Seltzer, said there would be a private ceremony followed by a memorial service once the pandemia di coronavirus has ended.
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